Tree at Presbyterian Church, Basking Ridge, NJThe Times article about NJ's Monroe Township trying to figure out what to do with an old tree (save or cut it down to make way for highway) made me think about my hometown, Basking Ridge, NJ. While the tree in the Times article is not the main Monroe Township tree, but a more neglected though still amazing 300-400 year old one, trees seem to be in the hearts of NJ towns. In the center of Basking Ridge, there's a huge oak tree at the Presbyterian Church, and according to local lore, "This 600 year old white oak tree is a site where George Washington supposedly picnicked in the late 1770's."